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  • Hi guys, ok, I made a big boo boo cause I don’t fully understand what I am doing. Sorry.

    I have a website that I tried to turn into HTTPS.

    I have a cloudflare account, I added the domain, then I went to where I registered my domain name and there I changed the name servers to the name servers of cloudflare.

    In WP I went to settings and General I believe and changed the HTTP URL to HTTPS

    Then after saving all changes I realised it might not work because of the HTTPS redirect plugin of cloudflare was not installed.

    Thats when trouble started.

    I tried going to then I am redirected to and get Error 500

    I also tried changing htaccess to force redirect back to HTTP but that did not work:

    # Redirect HTTPS to HTTP
    RewriteCond %{HTTP:X-Forwarded-Proto} =https
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]

    Somebody suggested that the rights of the wp-admin folder were not correct. Checked them, they are 755.

    Removed the htaccess changes now.

    Tried disabling the plugins folder and the theme folder, did not give me access to wp-admin either.

    I have changed the name servers back to the original ones (TSO name servers, not cloudflare anymore) but it still redirects to HTTPS

    Oh, and I also tried other browsers (Safari, Chrome, Firefox) tried private windows and flushed caches.

    And for some strange reason when I try typing the HTTPS URL in chrome private window I am redirected to a totally different website (don’t know who they are):

    Is there possibly anybody that can help out? Any help is appreciated.

    Thank you in advance

    • This topic was modified 1 week, 1 day ago by  ajphoto.
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